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Spain PM vows to refute 'lies and manipulations' in scandal

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed on Thursday to refute "lies and manipulation" against him in a corruption scandal that has sparked calls for him to resign.

Rajoy told a special hearing of parliament he had come to "refute the lies, manipulations and malicious insinuations encouraged by certain political leaders" over allegations that he received illegal payments from his party.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130801/spain-pm-vows-refute-lies-and-manipulations-scandal